Rattus norvegicus - the sewer or brown rat
* Rattus rattus - the roof or black rat
* Mus musculus - the house mouse.
is the introduced rodents that cause problems in urban areas.
These are known as commensal rodents - those that live with
or near people and depend on humans for at least part of their
food or shelter. They are often attracted to houses for food
and shelter as the weather cools in autumn/winter.
It is necessary to determine the species, the extent and severity
of the problem, plus the location of harbourages,
areas of activity and appropriate control strategies.
There are a variety of traps including curiosity traps, sticky
boards and snap traps. The placement of these devices is critical
to their success.
This is the most common method used by Pest Managers and by
the general public - the differences are that Pest Managers
know which active ingredients and formulations are most suitable
for the situation at hand. This is especially important if
you have pets that could eat a rat or mouse that has been
baited. Childs Pest Services use locked bait stations
to prevent children or pets gaining access to the baits. However,
if a non-target animal feeds on the bait, take the animal
and a sample of the bait to a veterinarian. If the animal
shows signs of poisoning, the vet will administer an antidote.
properties are invaded in autumn every year as
rats and mice seek shelter in cooler weather.
Others may be invaded when nearby areas are developed.
If you are aware of a potential influx, contact us to introduce
a program before the event.
Phone Sandy on 45 777 910 to book an appointment.